ALAN HYNES

JACK’S BACK!

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Jack’s back! Jack white is touring again after a 3 year hiatus so that means new posters. This one I designed for last nights show in Austin TX. Is available now in my shop:

18″x 24″ screen print, Signed and numbered in an edition of 441.

This poster design started out as a ransom note style assemblage using letters from Jack White’s past record covers – based loosely on the bank robber motif from the song “hypermisophoniac”.

There are 59 letters in “Jack White Live at the Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin TX. May 2nd 2018”, not all of them easily culled from Jacks’ back catalogue, and after poring over the old album artwork, it soon became apparent it would be a hopeless pursuit.

I abandoned the idea and started to bin the letters I had begun to work with. The last piece of paper I picked up was the “h” from White Stripes “Elephant” torn in a sort of triangle shape. Possibly because I had Texas on my mind it immediately reminded me of the bottom part of that states’ unique shape. After that, the image pretty much designed itself. A quick look at the front and back covers of the music and I had found the letters that would both fit together to represent the shape of Texas and spell out  Jack White.

I don’t generally start slicing and tearing up my records and cd’s for poster designs so I hand cut the various letters from different types of card and paper at the necessary size. Utilising different papers whilst crumpling some parts and tearing others allowed for a range of textures to be present in the final image and makes for a more interesting design overall.

The one letter I had some trouble with was the J, It’s not a letter that shows up readily  on his other bands’ releases. I eventually decided I would have to include Jack’s solo work in the available options. Initially I didn’t like the J from BHR; it seemed quite plain in comparison to the more elaborate retro stylings of the other letters but in retrospect I think it’s a necessary element, it provides a nice counterpoint and the contrast represents both visually and metaphorically the past and present of Jack Whites’ music.

 

 

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S̶M̶O̶K̶I̶N̶G̶ THE KILLS

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A set of screen printed concert posters for the opening three nights of The Kills tour, on the road in support of their new album Ash and Ice. For a band that seems to celebrate smoking as much as the Kills do,  I felt defiantly defacing the ubiquitous warning label from cigarette packs was the only direction to take for this poster.

I have always wanted to put a hole through a stack of posters for various reasons. As it turns out, it’s quite a bit more complicated than I had guessed if any degree of control is to be maintained. After a few near disasters and a little expert help there were only a couple of poster casualties and I think the end result is pretty convincing with each ‘cigarette burn’ being unique to each poster.

Limited copies of all three versions are available here

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NETFLIX’ NARCOS – SEASON 2 POSTER

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I was recently commissioned to create a screenprinted poster design for Narcos – Netflix’ fantastic serial on the life and demise of notorious cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Season two tells of Pablo’s escape from prison and his subsequent death.

 

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Mondo requested I provide some process photos detailing how I went about creating the poster image.  I declined due to fear of exposure, but have since been alerted to surveillance photos captured during the timeframe posted on Mondo’s very own site.

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BOTTLE ROYALE!

Graphic Design, Music, Posters

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New concert poster for Puscifer, a side project of Maynard James Keenan from the Grammy Award-winning band Tool.

Touring with a Lucha Libre themed stage show and new album, this image is my variation of the famous Rubin’s Vase illusion and features two luchadores preparing to battle it out over the Mezcal worm.

Posters are 18″ by 24″ screenprints with a metallic ink and are available in my shop.

Show Edition (blue) of 175

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Variant Edition (green) of 30

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THE FINAL GIRLS

Film posters, Graphic Design, Posters

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Mondo commissioned poster for The Final Girls directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. An inventive and hilarious horror-comedy riff on typical slasher movie tropes.

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, star of an infamous 80’s horror, finds herself mysteriously trapped inside the cult classic movie during an anniversary screening. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s machete-wielding killer.

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PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY GOLDEN VARIANT GIVEAWAY!!!

Graphic Design, Posters, Printmaking

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goldvarPrimus are ending their final shows ever touring with their twisted musical interpretation of the famous film and In keeping with the spirit of the original movie that-inspired-the-band-that-inspired-the-record-that-inspired-the-poster, (and after talking at length with Mr. Wilder in a dream), I have chosen to disregard the overpriced and underwhelming!, the uninspired and all-conforming! the vapid and the unvarying variant!
I have decided to give!, not sell!, but GIVE! these rarest of rare Golden Variants away!

Five Golden Variants! have been randomly inserted into custom candy cane tubes amongst a limited number of the original show posters.

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Five Golden Variantshave been randomly inserted into custom candy cane tubes amongst a limited number of the variant colourway posters.

Whether you see an optical illusion within an optical illusion or the terrible irony of an Oompa Loompa putting in hours on Labor Day, I urge you to take advantage of this once in a lifetime gamble!

Designer signed and numbered Copies of both regular and variant versions of the poster go for sale my webstore  Friday, Sept 18th at 12.00 PST 

Variant copies of the poster will ship later than the regular show versions of the poster, please see each listing for more details.

Purchase of either the regular version of the concert poster or the variant of the concert poster does not a Golden Variant guarantee, but whichever poster you receive, I sincerely hope, happy you shall be!

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PRIMUS WITH DINOSAUR JR. CONCERT POSTER

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Poster for Primus at Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee WI. 08/06/15

18″ x 24″ Edition of 225 signed and numbered
4 colour screen print

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‘TIS THE SEA SON

Graphic Design, typography

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In true holiday fashion this years Christmas card incorporates the Unholy Trinity of Graphic Design;  clip art, bad puns and Comic Sans.

*Quick shipping note – all orders through my site will ship the first week of January, apologies for any inconvenience. Happy Holidays!!

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“THE UNPLAYABLE PIECE” – GRAND PIANO SOUNDTRACK 7″

Graphic Design, Music, Record Covers

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I recently completed this limited edition package design for the soundtrack to Grand Piano, a Hitchcockian thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Cusack and Alex Winter. Elijah Wood plays Tom Selznick a once promising pianist returning for a comeback performance, only to be the target of a sniper who will kill him if he plays one wrong note. Directed by the talented Eugenio Mira who also wrote the score, the music at the heart of this film is “La Cinquette,” a complicated piano work known as the “The Unplayable Piece”.

I designed the custom 7″ sleeve for Mondo as a formal invitation to the recital from the film, embossed with gold foil on the front, interior and back. The piano cover can be propped up with the flap used to access the record and when opened reveals the keys to be snipers bullets.

A small number of the vinyl records were pressed without a centre hole, making it a truly Unplayable Piece. More info here

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JACK WHITE FRANKFURT ’14 CONCERT POSTER

Graphic Design, Music, Posters, Printmaking

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I’m not going to say too much about this poster as I think the image speaks for Itself but I did snap the photo and can honestly say there were no photoshop shenanigans of any sort involved…

Jack’s “3” obsession continues with the addition of barbed wire as Roman numeral but if you’re a sucker for conceptual design then I’ll happily tell you it’s also a graphic representation of the physical and metaphysical boundaries between life and death…deep stuff right?

Jack White Frankfurt ’14 is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint in a limited run of 195, signed and numbered by Alan Hynes.

Copies go on sale Wednesday November 19th at 10.00am (PST) in  my webstore

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